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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/15 08:00

TOTALS OF WEEKLY SALES REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 04/08-04/12

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       1,700     182.00          .
NE       2,200     185.00          293.00-295.00
TX       1,300     182.00          .
CO           0     .               .
IA         800     185.00          293.00

DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: Last week a light trade developed on Thursday 
and continued Friday with Southern live deals at $181 to $185, 
mostly $182, $2 lower than the prior week's weighted averages. 
Northern dress business had a range of $293 to $301, mostly $293 to 
$295, $2 to $4 lower than the previous week's weighted average basis 
Nebraska. According to Thursday's Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle 
Negotiated Purchase Summary reports, weekly accumulated totals were 
as follows, (the prior week's weighted averages are listed in 
parentheses). KS $182.07($183.73); NE $293.95($297.11); TX 
$182.00($184.00); IA $293.73 ($296.23); CO not available due to 
confidentiality. 

The Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle report lists 
week-to-date trade volume totals as: KS 13,199; NE 16,362; TX 3,012; 
IA 22,314; CO NA due to confidentiality. Friday's slaughter totaled 
109,000 head, 6,000 below the prior week and 4,000 less than a year 
ago. Saturday's kill was estimated at 12,000 head, bringing the 
weekly total to 603,000 head, 10,000 under the previous week, and 
down 8,000 from 2023. The weekly averages for boxed beef cutouts and 
boxed beef cuts: choice $300.27(-0.84), select $297.38(-0.31), with 
an average choice select spread of $2.89(-0.52), and a total load 
count including cuts, trimmings, and grinds of 582(-69). Changes 
from the prior week are listed in parentheses.

For the week ending April 06, 2024, Imported Beef Passed for Entry 
in the U.S. totaled 47,971, 104.23% of the previous week and 101.05% 
of the 4-week average. 

DTN MORNING COMMENTS: It looks to be a typical Monday with both 
buyers and sellers busy preparing for the week ahead. Bids and asking 
prices are not established. Significant trade volume will likely be 
delayed until the second half of the week. Beef cutouts are expected 
to be higher with generally light box movement.

NOTE:  The price and volume information listed on this page is 
supplied by DTN subscribers in the interest of general cash market 
awareness. All cattle feeding subscribers are encouraged to report 
sales in a timely fashion, to compensate for the systematic delays of 
mandatory reporting. While all transactions will be posted on an 
anonymous basis, callers are required to identify themselves and the 
location of the actual sales. DTN believes this data to be accurate 
but cannot guarantee its specific reliability or whether it fairly 
represents the larger cash market.

Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at 
1-402-461-3561. All sales will be listed anonymously and organized 
by state. A weekly summary of this data will be posted on the 
Weekly Cattle Sales Reported to DTN page and will be left up for 
the entire week for reference purposes.

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